Dolphins Defeat Steelers, 34-28

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Daniel Thomas established the ground game, paving the way to a victory for the Dolphins over the Steelers, 34-28, in Pittsburgh.

Ryan Tannehill picked apart the Steelers for three touchdowns on 20 of 33 passing for 200 yards and one pick. Ben Roethlisberger gave his best effort to keep the Steelers competitive, going 23 of 39 with 349 yards passing, three touchdowns and one fumble.

Thomas was a focal point for the Dolphins, running at will on the Steelers for 105 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown. Charles Clay was a highlight, pulling in seven balls for 97 yards with two touchdowns.

The Miami defense had a tough time defending the passing attack, but was able to slow down the run, allowing 84 yards rushing and 349 passing. They got to Roethlisberger for three sacks.

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown gave a standout effort with 137 receiving yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery also had a noteworthy performance with 62 receiving yards and one touchdown.

The Dolphins host the Patriots (10-3) next week while the Steelers take on the Bengals (9-4), also at home.


Dolphins Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
A- 92 R. Tannehill 20 33 200 3 1


Steelers Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
A+ 100 B. Roethlisbe 23 39 349 3 0


Dolphins Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 99 D. Thomas RB 16 105 6.6 1
A- 92 R. Tannehill QB 2 56 28.0 0
C- 70 L. Miller RB 6 20 3.3 0


Steelers Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
B 83 L. Bell RB 15 61 4.1 0
A+ 100 B. Roethlisbe QB 1 8 8.0 0
- - J. Dwyer RB 3 8 2.7 0


Dolphins Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100 C. Clay TE 7 97 13.9 2
B 85 B. Hartline WR 5 51 10.2 1
D+ 69 M. Wallace WR 2 19 9.5 0


Steelers Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100 A. Brown WR 5 137 27.4 1
B+ 89 J. Cotchery WR 5 62 12.4 1
B 87 E. Sanders WR 4 57 14.3 1